Former vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin still hasn’t received an invitation to the Republican National Convention from presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney — much less an invitation to speak, reports Newsweek.
And if it never comes, it would be only the third time ever that the prior election cycle’s Republican VP nominee was not offered a spot at the mic at the event.
“What can I say?” Palin tells Newsweek in an email before suggesting that the reasoning behind the perceived snub may be her willingness to criticize the GOP as well as the Democratic party.
“I’m sure I’m not the only one accepting consequences for calling out both sides of the aisle for spending too much money, putting us on the road to bankruptcy, and engaging in crony capitalism,” she says. “In accepting those consequences, one must remember this isn’t Sadie Hawkins and you don’t invite yourself and a date to the Big Dance.”
However, it could be too soon to speculate about who is or isn’t invited to the Aug. 27 convention in Tampa. A top adviser for Republican candidate Rick Santorum tells CBS News that Santorum has been assured a speaking slot but hasn’t yet received his invitation either. Andrea Saul, a spokesperson for Romney’s campaign, says as far as she knows, “no invitations have gone out yet.”
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